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The free trade treaty that destroyed Mexico
Mexico is the clearest example of the consequences treaties could have on the economic, political and financial life of a nation and its society.
El Salvador, Water is more precious than gold
The International Trade Union Confederation calls on the government of El Salvador to denounce all treaties establishing ISDS proceedings.
Will El Salvador be forced to pay $301 million for valuing clean water over gold?
The Central American state of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million in damages to an Australian-Canadian mining company, OceanaGold, after the company’s application for a mining license was rejected on the basis of the projected environmental damage it would cause.
MEPs want health excluded from TTIP talks
MEPs want to exclude public health services, genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), the use of hormones in the bovine sector, chemical legislation REACH and its implementation, and cloning from the talks.
Japan to reduce Thai rice purchases under TPP
Japan plans to reduce rice purchases from Thailand and import more from the United States if a trans-Pacific trade pact led by the two countries goes through.
Barriers to SA markets a concern for US
The failure of the US and South Africa to achieve a free trade agreement in 2006 came to haunt them on Tuesday as their delegations gathered for consultations under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement signed in 1999.
High time for a global investment agreement
In terms of international transactions, FDI is more important than trade but it is subject to global policy disarray.
MEPs say no to TTIP and support the global action day - April 18th
MEPs of the European Parliament are calling on the public to join this day of mass mobilization in order to halt the EU-US trade agreement that attacks our rights, our environment, our sovereignty and our democracy.
MEPs debate TTIP resolution
The MEP responsible for drafting the European Parliament’s position on the EU-US trade pact has pledged to find compromises to overcome political disagreements over the deal, during a meeting on 13 April 2015.
India-EU FTA would require compromises by all sides: Merkel
A Free Trade Agreement between India and the EU would require "compromises" by all sides, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought her help for an early conclusion of a "balanced and mutually beneficial" deal, stalled for two years.
Lobby group EFILA’s stake in investment arbitration
In response to growing public criticism of international investment law, a new lobby group has emerged, EFILA, seeking to influence European officials.
Disputes between States and multinationals - The paradigm: The dispute between Suez and Argentina
An international arbitral tribunal has just ordered Argentina to pay nearly 400 million Euro to Suez because in 2006, after years of conflict, Argentina renationalized the water services in Buenos Aires.
Uruguay/Brazil meeting to attempt an advance in Mercosur/EU trade talks
Uruguay and Brazil foreign ministers Rodolfo Nin Novoa and Mauro Vieira will be meeting this week in Brasilia in yet another attempt to push forward the stalled negotiations for a trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union
Japan, US aim for Pacific trade pact progress before summit
Japanese and US officials meet this week in a bid to strike a two-way deal giving momentum to the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Auto sector inclusion in India-EU FTA against ’Make in India’
The proposed India-EU trade liberalisation pact will not benefit domestic automobile firms and runs counter to the government’s flagship programme ’Make in India, auto industry body SIAM has said.
German economy minister: TTIP will not bring economic boom
"I don‘t believe in the wondrous calculations regarding economic growth through TTIP," German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel told Focus magazine on Saturday.
Poultry industry calls for review of FTAs
The Pakistan Poultry Associa­tion has urged Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir to review the free trade agreements that are hurting more than helping the country.
Australian trade minister: FTA with GCC ‘possible within months’
Australia and the GCC countries may only be a few months away from signing a landmark Free Trade Agreement deal “if a decision is made quickly,” Australia Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb says.
The Transpacific Partnership will impact sovereign control over health policies
A text that Peru and 11 other countries (including the US) are negotiating in secret, seeks to expand drug patents for more than 20 years thus generating millions of overheads for our health system and making it even more difficult to obtain biological medicines against cancer.
India, EU to discuss FTA on April 13 in Hannover
After a hiatus of over two years, India and the European Union will be discussing the proposed Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) on April 13.